Do you think your school should go meat-free one day a week?


24th May 2019

WHAT we eat is going to change, as our world changes. A new report has detailed how.

Ever thought what you might be eating in five years’ time? How about 30 years’ time? Well, food and plant scientists behind a new report might have just the answer.

In fact, futurologists at Department 22, food historian Dr Polly Russell and plant scientist James Wong have even gone so far as to predict what people might be eating in the year 2169 – and our diets are looking very eco-friendly!

In their Future of Food Report, the researchers explain how lots of the food we eat today “isn’t sustainable for a growing global population”. They go on to suggest that by the year 2169, we’ll be eating foods that are picked by robots and delivered by drones.

They predict that by the year 2025, algae milk will be a popular non-dairy milk alternative, a quarter of all British people will be vegetarian and we will be putting insects in meals like carbonara or on pizzas to tackle the ongoing demand for wheat, maize, rice and soya beans.

While it’s fun to look ahead, the Soil Association is calling for pupils to eat more healthy and climate-friendly meals now! They think all schools should bring in a meat-free day once a week. What do you think? 


Do you think your school should go meat-free one day a week?


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safaripig · 2 years ago

Sorry but I love meat so I have to say no.

moseskwok · 2 years ago

so long they serve insects instead! I've always wanted to taste an ant

iknow · 2 years ago

Yay! First one to comment!
Ps: I think we should definitely do it.

josh_h · 2 years ago

Yes because its good to get a variety of different foods, also it isn't good to have to much meat????

dogsrbest · 2 years ago

I think reducing the consumption of meat is really important, apparently the meat industry contributes
2/3 to carbon emissions! And not just that but what about the millions of animals being slaughtered, just so we can
have a meal.

cloandhols · 2 years ago

I think we should eat more veg and less meat for the environment.

dog_lover2 · 2 years ago

I think they should because I am a vegetarian and it means that I can 100% have everything. I also think that it would be a good opportunity for people to try vegetarian stuff.

3dgar · 2 years ago

I think it is a great idea, it is first to tackling climate change.

3dgar · 2 years ago

I think it is a great idea, it is a first step to tackling climate change.

rubikspark · 2 years ago

meat free one day a week should be a thing because of the fat in the food. Do animals really deserve to be killed???

lotussk8er · 2 years ago

The amount of meat people are eating these days is alarming so I think this is a good idea.

lotussk8er · 2 years ago

First to Comment!

kina36 · 2 years ago


mad_cat · 2 years ago

I think that they do meat-free days at schools should because first of all its better for the planet and its better for us. But I don't think I would enjoy to eat insects and algae milk!

anb12495 · 2 years ago

At school we already have a veggie Monday. I think this is important as I'm a pesceterian and don't eat meat but do eat fish. I am pesceterian for climate change and animal rights .

peebi0412 · 2 years ago

peebi0412 · 1 min ago
I may be called a carnivore however, I don’t agree with meat free Mondays because there’s nothing wrong with eating meat, as long as you don’t eat too much of it! I could eat an apple every day and I would die since I wasn’t getting enough different vitamins. Being healthy is all about exercise, a balanced diet and controlled portion size.
Sorry Paul McCartney! ?

peebi0412 · 2 years ago

First to reply!!! ?

josh_h · 2 years ago

But meat is SUPER nice?

budgerigar · 2 years ago

Yes, because anything we can do to help the climate, needs to be done.

iswizz10 · 2 years ago

It will be cool and many people might be healthier because of it.

shpee · 2 years ago

No, I don't think they should. Schools should encourage students to go meat free for a day but it shouldn't be forced on the people who don't want it.

zsanaz3 · 2 years ago

Definitely if it helps the environment and stops climate change

cleverclog · 2 years ago

Why not?

bigbouille · 2 years ago

Why not?

emeve · 2 years ago

No because you can always choose the vegetarian option anyway and, in my opinion, they don't look nice, or taste nice. For example, veg sausages. THEY'RE NOT NICE.
If you like them fine. But you shouldn't force people to eat vegetarian or vegan.

fernanda10 · 2 years ago

I don't agree because my favourite school meal is chicken pie so I am sorry but I have to say no.

tarzan131 · 2 years ago

Yes, I think one day will help massively and the only meal at school normally is lunch so that’s only one meal without meat. Most people eat vegetarian lunches and don’t even realise anyway. I am a vegetarian.

lavender08 · 2 years ago

I think that reducing meat intake is a great idea, especially as meat processing releases a lot of carbon emissions. If one day a week, we eat vegetarian, maybe people will grow to like vegetarianism. Even if you like meat, only 1/7 of your meals will be meat-free.

gogogirl09 · 2 years ago

yes because animals don't deserve to be kept and bred just to be killed imagine if we were kept in cages and the be killed so something coulee eat us.

oliver2008 · 2 years ago

yes because some people are vegetarian and have to have the same thing everyday.

asbml · 2 years ago

It's only once a week so I think we should. It won't hurt us to get healthier and save animals too.

shivi12 · 2 years ago

I think that there should not be one meat free day at school because everyone should be allowed to eat what they want.
But at the same time, it is helping the environment and too much meat is bad for you....

swrdesiro9 · 2 years ago

I think its a good idea since I only eat meat at weekends and its usually roasts or the best meats ever BACON AND GAMMON but I dont eat it every week, eating it every day would mean we would get fat and get medical conditions (what my parents said)

torm · 2 years ago

I think it is a good idea because it encourages children to eat more vegetables andmeans that people get a variety of different foods.

bmo · 2 years ago

My School used to do it for a bit and some people loved it and it saves the animals of the earth

bunnyboy10 · 2 years ago

I think there should be a meat free day at least once a day.My school does this already.

RoseBun · 2 years ago

I'm vegetarian so I am all for the whole school going meat free one day of the week :D

lollipop33 · 2 years ago

YES! It helps the environment (remember the climate EMERGENCY) and saves millions of poor animals. It is also unhealthy to have too much meat.

lollipop33 · 2 years ago

By the way moseskwok, insects actually taste really good! I tasted them when I whas 8 years old.

pbadminton · 2 years ago

I think 1 a day

pbadminton · 2 years ago

1a day

welovenews · 2 years ago

Meat is good for you guys!!!

PinaEgg123 · 2 years ago

Yes! It's so easy, only one day, and it's actually very good for you. Meat-free food can actually be really nice too XD

PinaEgg123 · 2 years ago

And it may not seem like a lot, but it makes such a huge difference to our amazing planet

PinaEgg123 · 2 years ago

I agree with lavender08 aswell, it's literally 1/3 meals on 1/7 days a week. That's like if you eat 21 meals a week, and only 1 of them is meat-free!!

mancityfan · 2 years ago

Yes save all of the poor piggies and fishies and cowies

avaturner · 2 years ago

I don't know how to respond but we only have one roast in my school . It's Wednesday we have it, so that's why I'm school dinners on Wednesday .
I don't mind eating vegies but replacing meat with insects YUCK !
Imagine the crunch of a centipede and the legs of an ant , they all have a purpose !! ( even though I hate centipedes so I squish them ! XD )

bestslime1 · 2 years ago

Yes because it will make people want to be healthier and instead of having high saturates we should have low saturates and on the day we should also have fruit as dessert

agossus · 2 years ago


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rwnd0ms · 2 years ago

Schools should have a meat-free day because there are some people in classes who are vegetarians and they would like if they had a day where other meat-eaters get to be in the same class (meat-eaters to vegetarians) as them.

sgadders · 2 years ago

People should have the option to and educate people for the reasons for and agianst but people should have the right to eat meat if they want to!

12ah · 2 years ago

I think its a good idea and people who do not want to do it can take a lunch ? box.

fenry · 2 years ago

I think yes because of the processed fats included in the meals people eat -Carcinogens.

oceangirl · 2 years ago

Some people a vegetarian so have a vege meal every day but don’t have a meat free meal one day of the week because some people love meat

oceangirl · 2 years ago

And aren’t vegetarian and I don’t see what bad impact it has on the planet-eating meat. I mean, If we didn’t eat pigs meat then we wouldn’t look after the pig and then they would have to fend for them selves, and they would probably die

5honypony · 2 years ago

My school already has a meat-free Monday!

holholster · 2 years ago

I think it is a great idea for schools to go 'meat-free' once a week, Firstly, it gives vegetarians a chance to order the normal school meal instead of having to have one specially prepared. Also, it is so much more eco-friendly than the things school feed us at the moment!

naturewalk · 2 years ago

I think it would be great to have a meat free day at school. Not only will it cut down the amount of meat we eat each day but will help the problem with climate change crisis too.

molly67 · 2 years ago

Yes because people struggling with obesity or any other things , this would help thhem get on a healthier track. Plus, meat can sometimes be quite expensive and go off more easily.

missgalaxy · 2 years ago

Yes because we always study other religions and beliefs so we need to understand being vegetarian as well

mungus · 2 years ago

YES DEFINITELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lukeboy7 · 2 years ago

I like happy animals

lotussk8er · 2 years ago

Apart from meat, food like pulses contains a lot of protein. Therefore, it wouldn’t hurt to have ‘Meat-free Mondays’ every week.

hawthorn13 · 2 years ago

I don’t think that people should be forced to be vegan or vegetarian, but I also think that the meat industry does contribute to climate change so there should be meat free days at schools

dog13 · 2 years ago

No, there are lots of bad things when we also don't eat meat.

adamayrton · 2 years ago

i like meat

owusupapa1 · 2 years ago

Meat, especially processed meat, can be bad for the planet and your body

samwise · 2 years ago

Meat#amazing no meat free days on my watch

lol123 · 2 years ago

Definitely. WE NEED TO SAVE ANIMALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????????????

dechamp · 2 years ago


ninjakiwi · 2 years ago

i think schools shouldn't be serving meat. (from a vegie)

lfcrules · 2 years ago

No but i want to say want to say yes. I ❤️Meat.

sx-101899 · 2 years ago

hcew · 2 years ago

Would this count for packed lunches?

rights123 · 2 years ago

Because if you eat to much meat it can be bad for you. #meatfreeday

rubix123 · 2 years ago

I'm a vegetarian.

catheaven · 2 years ago

I am 3 months late commenting cos I was just replying to this week’s poll and it is a really good idea for Schools 🏫 to go meat 🥩 free once a week

catheaven · 2 years ago


junior19 · 2 years ago

Because that forces someone to do something that they don't want to

mollyboo8 · 2 years ago

I say yes because imagine if pigs ruled the earth, and you were kept as a pig/human. They would feed you until you were nice and fat, then take you away from all your friends and chop you up so other pigs can eat you for Christmas OR ANY OTHER OCCASION!! :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( ( its only my opinion. No offence to anyone else)

loveslego · 2 years ago

The more vegietairians/vegans there are, the less global warming there will be.

vvvv · 2 years ago

Everyday. In my school (for traditional) only pizza is vegetarian, and that is once a week. I'm trying to be vegetarian in school, which means only jacket potato for all other days, and jacket potato has options of:
. fish- meat
. cheese- vegetarian
. butter- vegetarian
. beans- vegan

vvvv · 2 years ago

Ummm... no insects either. Still counts as meat to me. Also, lots of vegetarian foods are nice, not just veggie sausages are needed. People shouldn't have to eat meat every day. And you could have veggie meat if wanted. Cake is veggie.

amerindian · 2 years ago

I'm not very passionate about saving every individual little animal on earth like you lot are so no, definitely no.

wireskid · 2 years ago

Yes I love meat but it is only one day a week and it makes a huge difference.

wireskid · 2 years ago

Tesco's motto is: every little helps and it is true! It is only 1 day!

wireskid · 2 years ago

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wireskid · 2 years ago

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lakeshore · 7 months ago

Definitely, I have been a peskitarian all my life and it is categorically wrong to eat the corpse of an animal that had children, parents and siblings.

weirdcat · 4 months ago